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NWA restricts traffic along Gretna Green Ave, makes other modifications

Monday, September 10, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has restricted movement along Gretna Green Avenue in Kingston and has made other modifications as it continues to review its traffic management arrangements in a bid to reduce delays along corridors in the Corporate Area, resulting from restrictions through the Three Miles area.

Manager, communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, in a release a short while ago, said the decision was based on reviews conducted by the senior engineers and senior police officers, who met this afternoon and discussed several strategies which are aimed at having traffic moved through critical intersections.

He said the team identified that a major source of the delays that were encountered was due to unruly behavior by some motorists and the team.

According to Shaw, motorists today attempted to use Gretna Green Avenue as a bypass to traffic flowing along Hagley Park Road, which in effect contributed to the gridlock experienced by motorists at the Hagley Park Road/ Waltham Park Road instersection.

Access to Waltham Park Road through the Total Gas Station at the intersection of Waltham Park Road and Gretna Green Avenue will also be restricted. Some motorists also used the road through the gas station as a bypass, said the release from NWA.

The agency said other changes that will be made include access being granted to vehicular traffic along Hagley Park Road from the direction of the Waltham Park Road/Hagley Park Road intersection, heading towards Half Way Tree.

Shaw said that buses operated by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and franchise operators will be allowed to use Olympic Way and Bay Farm Road to access Spanish Town Road. Openings in the median along Spanish Town Road, between Majestic Gardens and Penwood Road will also be closed.

He is also reminding that Henley Avenue and Penwood Road are available for motorists wishing to travel towards Half Way Tree from Spanish Town Road.

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